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Provenance

Earl of Sunderland; sale 1881; John Postle Heseltine [1843-1929] (Lugt 1507), London; Henry Oppenheimer [1859-1932], London (his sale, London, Christie's, 10-14 July 1936, no. 52); Robert von Hirsch [1883-1977], Basel; (his estate sale, London, Sotheby's, 20 June 1978, lot 19); John R. Gaines [1928-2005], Lexington, KY; (his sale, New York, Sotheby's, 17 November 1986, no. 7); purchased by Ian Woodner, New York; by descent to Andrea and Dian Woodner, New York, 1990; given to NGA, 1991.

Exhibition History
1987
Master Drawings: The Woodner Collection, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1987, no. 8.
1990
Master Drawings from the Woodner Collection, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1990, no. 10.
1995
The Touch of the Artist: Master Drawings from the Woodner Collections, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1995-1996, no. 27.
2006
Master Drawings from the Woodner Collections, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2006 - 2007.
2014
The Poetry of Light - La poesia della luce: Venetian Drawings from the National Gallery of Art, Museo Correr, Venice, Venice, 2014 - 2015, no. 9.
Bibliography
1897
Colvin, Sidney. "Über einige Zeichnungen des Carpaccio in England." Jahrbuch der Königlich Preussischen Kunstsammlungen. 18 (1897): 194-195, 203.
1905
The Vasari Society for the Reproduction of Drawings by Old Masters. ix, 1913-14: nos. 6, 7.
1906
Ludwig, Gustavo and Pompeo Molmenti. Vittore Carpaccio: La vita e le opere. Milan, 1906: 284, 286.
1907
Molmenti, Pompeo and Gustav Ludwig. The Life and Works of Vittore Carpaccio. Translated by Robert H. Hobart. London, 1907: 213, figs. 223, 224.
1919
Meder, Joseph. Die Handzeichnung: Ihre Technik und Entwicklung, Vienna, 1919: 288-89, pl. 97 (recto).
1923
Marle, Raimond van. The Development of the Italian Schools of Painting. 19 vols. The Hague, 1923-1938: 18(1936):345.
1925
von Hadeln, Detlev Freiherr. Venezianische Zeichnungen des Quattrocento. Berlin, 1925: 58-59, pl. 37-8.
1930
Fiocco, Giuseppe. Carpaccio. Paris, 1930: 70, pl. 160a (2nd ed. 1931: 84, pl. CLXX).
1958
Fiocco, Giuseppe, Carpaccio. Novara, 1958: 33.
1962
Lauts, Jan. Carpaccio: Paintings and Drawings, Complete Edition. London, 1962: 265, pl. 163.
1963
Pignatti, Terisio. "Jan Lauts: Carpaccio. Paintings and Drawings". Master Drawings 1 (1963): 53.
1963
Zampetti, Pietro. Vittore Carpaccio: Catalogo della mostra, Exh. cat. Venice, Palazzo Ducale, 1963: mentioned under no. 54.
1966
Muraro, Michelangelo. Carpaccio. Florence, 1966: 107, mentioned under pl. 202.
1967
Cancogni, Manlio and Guido Perocco. L'Opera completa del Carpaccio. Milan, 1967: mentioned under no. 56B (verso), 61 (recto), reproduced.
1970
Tietze, Hans, and Erika Tietze-Conrat. The Drawings of Venetian Painters. Reprint of 1944 edition. New York, 1970: 147, 153-154, no. 623 (recto).
1977
Muraro, Michelangelo. I disegni di Vittore Carpaccio. 2 vols. Florence, 1977: 27-28, fig. 52 (verso), 61 (recto).
1987
Master Drawings: The Woodner Collection. Exh cat. Royal Academy of Art, London, 1987: 34-35.
1988
De Bayser, Bruno. "L'Oeil judicieux de M. Woodner," Connaissance des Arts (April 1988): 83 (reprod.).
1990
Woodner Collection: Master Drawings. Exh. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1990: 38-39.
1995
The Touch of the Artist: Master Drawings from the Woodner Collections. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1995-1996: 140-143, no. 27.
1996
Le Chanu, Patrick. "Les noms de couleur dans La Prédication de Saint Etienne de Vittore Carpaccio," Techne (1996): 94.
1997
Dreyer, Peter. "Bodies in the Trees: Carpaccio and the Genesis of a Woodcut of the 10,000 Martyrs." Apollo (March 1997): 45-47 (recto).
1998
Le Chanu, Patrick. "The Names of Colors in the Preaching of St. Stephen by Vittore Carpaccio," Kermes (May-August 1998): 50-51.
2000
Sale cat., Phillips Auctioneers, London, Old Master Drawings, 6 July 2000, mentioned under no. 125.